Image courtesy of Canyon Lake Fire/EMS.
Canyon Lake Fire/EMS and Canyon Lake Professional Firefighter’s Association are warning residents to disregard phone calls from someone claiming to represent “RP Firefighters & EMS” seeking donations on firefighters’ behalf.
In a statement Wednesday, Canyon Lake firefighters said the resident who reported the scam told them the call came from this number: 502-260-3215.
“Canyon Lake Fire/EMS and Canyon Lake Professional Firefighters Association will never contact you over the phone and seek contributions/donations or PII (Personal Identifying Information),” the groups said in a joint statement.
“We are finalizing our normal contributions-drive mailer and you should see it in your mailbox soon.”
For more information about common phone scams and best practices for preventing fraud visit the FTC’s Phone Scam website: https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/phone-scams.
To report phone-scam fraud visit: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/.